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How To Get Rid Of Fat Lump On Back Of Neck
If there's no injury: you are young and it's likely chronic strain...possibly from texting, body building, or other muscular movement. First stop or cut way down on anything that seems to cause or aggravate the tightness. Next is to apply heat, preferably moist, for 15-10 minutes as often as you can, at least 4x daily. One supplement that might help is Magnesium. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can't hurt. Next step is rx muscle relaxant ...Read more
I have yellow lumps at back of my throat, I have no tonsils and get tonsillitis, I can't get rid of my cough I have had these for 6 months now
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
Unusual combination : See your doctor for an evaluation. These areas, throat and armpit, are not directly related and may indicate a more systemic or "whole body" issue. Without a lot more information including looking in your throat a feeling the lump in your armpit it's very hard to figure out what's going on. ...Read more
I am suffering from COPD and anxiety neurosis.Even if I am relaxed i still feel the lump in my throat due to anxiety neurosis.How to get rid of this?
Lump in my throat feels like a small soft marble, I swallow and still there, feels like my throat is swollen, what's wrong and how do I get rid of it?
Globus?: The first issue is to determine whether you have an actual mass, or just the sensation of a mass, or globus. Masses in the throat should always be taken seriously and generally are removed and tested for cancers. Globus can occur on its own, but more often is caused by an underlying condition, with reflux being most common. You need an exam, and go from there based on findings. ...Read more
Do I have throat cancer? I have a lump in the throat sensation. How do I get rid of this sensation and if I have cancer can you kill the mutated cells?
Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose your symptoms. I don't know the cause of the sensation that there is a lump in your throat. If you are a heavy smoker or heavy drinker those can increase risks. The only way to be able to tell is to be evaluated. An otolaryngologist can examine the throat (which can be hard for most people to visualize on themself) and determine if there is a mass. If there is, he or she will be able to provide you with a plan to further evaluate your condition. Take care. ...Read more
There is a lump in the bottom of my throat that i can't get rid of, and terrible pain when i try to swallow- i've had a couple of throbbing headaches?
I have a lump in my throat i think it is a swollen glands how do I get rid of it quickly pleaseeeeee help?
Neck mass: Neck mass has many possible causes. Please see an ENT doctor for examination and work up! ...Read more
I often feel a lump of mucus in my throat/below. I don't have a cold, my throat isn't sore, no coughing nor a blocked nose. How do I get rid of it?
See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more
T1 spinous process: That is a normal anatomic landmark that unfortunately is the spot that all cervical joint pain is referred to. I would recommend evaluation with imaging to determine where the pain originates in the cervical spine. Cortisone shots in a facet joint could cure this pain. ...Read more
How do I get rid of my fat flabby thighs? I am limited to exercises i can do because of injuries to my lower back and neck.
Exercise: Try to do lunges if possible, also half squats and spinning bike may also help as you stabilize your back and neck by good form. Also consult an exercise physiologist who can design a specific plan for you given your restrictions. My best. ...Read more
I have a bit of back fat on my neck that looks a lot like a hump but i feel my back and no arc. How can I get rid of this "buffalo hump"?
Have you been check?: It could be a medical condition. You should be check. ...Read more
20 month old healthy back of neck rt side below ear found a lump dr felt it and said it was a normal gland. Should I get a second opinion ?
Lymph glands in neck: There is likely never a week gone by in decades, without some worried parent or relative bringing me an infant or older kid with lumps in the neck that are healthy reactive lymph nodes. There are probably a dozen or more located in the neck that remain pea sized until stimulated by bug bites, drainage or a rash.They enlarge for wks then shrink back to resting size.Recheck if large >4wks. ...Read more
Are there lymph nodes in back of neck near base of skull? I have two lumps im going to get checked but no pictures on web shows lymphs nodes are there
Yes: There are lymph nodes at the back of the skull in what is called the occipital chain. They can enalrged with colds and infections of the scalp. ...Read more
I have thick mucus in the back oft throat that I cannot get rid of, I'm constantly spitting up. This has lasted many months?
Reflux: You have reflux and will need to be aggressively treated to get rid of the globus type sensation. See my other answers with reflux in the titles. You will need Prilosec twice a day and Zantac (ranitidine) at night for a minimum of three months and a reassessment at this time with a scope. The ent you see will look at your larynx with a scope to confirm the diagnosis before he or she starts you on treatment. ...Read more
Most likely an abscess( an area of infection that can develop into ball of pus), secondary to an infected cyst or hair follicle, usually fairly painful, swollen, warm , red most of time along with an area that might be yellow-gold.
Fairly common Initially treated with warm compresses( towel soaked in warm water) for 10-15 minutes- 2-3X/day.
If no better, see doctor for possible drainage + meds. ...Read more
Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head & behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size.They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks. ...Read more
Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, muscles and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more
Hard immovable lump on back of neck near hairline (left side). Appeared last week and seems to change slightly in size. Should I worry?
You should see a primary care physician soon for a thorough evaluation. Your "lump" can be something common that doesn't necessarily need treatment (lipoma, sebaceous cyst) or something treatable (boil, abscess) or something potentially serious (enlarged lymph node) or something definitely serious (cancerous tumor).
Since you are in Wash, DC, you can make appt to see me. ...Read more
26 years old.very painful lump on back of neck on the right side. The lump is very painful to touch and also when left alone. Headache on right side?
Many things: Could be taut muscle band or muscle spasm called a tender point or a trigger point. This could also be a tender lymph node, especially if you were recently sick. Other things could be a boil or a lipoma. If it is bothering you and does not resolve, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Hard to say: There are many potential causes and usually a detailed exam can determine the cause. It is usually a superficial and benign condition such as, for example, a lipoma or an epidermoid cyst. Consider being checked. ...Read more
You should see a doc: You can start with your family doctor or a general physician. All physicians know how to investigate a lump. This will require physical examination as the first step. Then there may be a need for a test or two and a possible biopsy or excision depending on the doctors impression of its cause. ...Read more
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